The WisCon Chronicles: Shattering Ableist Narratives, Volume 7 Joselle Vanderhooft, editor. (June 2013)
In science fiction and fantasy, just as in the world we all inhabit, disability is often misunderstood, maligned, and disregarded, even by fans (as well as people in general) who are committed to social justice, anti-oppression, and equal representation for all in sf/f fandom. In the spirit of WisCon’s continuing mission to boldly go where no con has gone before in breaking down barriers, this volume of the WisCon Chronicles seeks to smash ableist narratives that keep disabled people from full participation in the present we inhabit and the speculative futures we hope to create. Contributors include Andrea Hairston, Debbie Notkin, Nisi Shawl, Josh Lukin, and Nancy Jane Moore, among others.
ISBN: 978-1-61976-042-4 | $15 | Aqueduct Press
Ordering info from additional sources pending. (Your local independent bookstore can always special-order books directly for you!)
Get Out of My Crotch! Kim Wyatt and Sari Botton, editors. (January 2013)
We are witnessing the patriarchy’s last gasp, and it’s not going down without a fight. Using legislation, language, and women’s own silence, it seeks to return us to a time when choice and self-determination were not options. In this collection, twenty-one fearless writers examine reproductive rights, access to health care, violence against women, and the rise of rape apologists in the twenty-first century United States. Illuminating intersections of gender, class, and race, these stories speak to the challenges women routinely face, attempts to undermine their rights, and the deliberate, systemic erosion of their agency and their existence as equals. It’s time to revisit what’s at stake, what could still be lost, and why we must continually fight for equality and freedom for all.
Trade paperback and e-book editions available.
ISBN: 978-1-936511-09-9 | $18.00 | Cherry Bomb Books